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2195 Flying High

Article posted: Jun 30, 2015 by Sqn Ldr Wilson

On Saturday 2195 Long Eaton Squadron cadets went flying at RAF Cranwell. Cadet Sergeant Craig Harrison, Cadet Corporal Catherine McHale and Cadet’s Lucy Scott, Max Pierrpont, Luke Fisher, Joan Fowodu and Kira Beadle. All went along to flying with cadets from Ilkeston Squadron today.

After watching the safety video as per all flights a select 4 cadets went to go and fly high, then the following four went to put their flying suits on, helmets and parachute and went for their flight and so on until all cadets had flown. For a few of the cadets it was their first time flying some were lucky enough to do aerobatics which consisted in loop the loops aileron rolls stall turns and barrel rolls some of the cadets from both squadrons were allowed to control the aircraft.

Cadet Corporal McHale says “I enjoyed my very first flight today and being able to control the aircraft for a loop the loop was amazing. I experienced 0 gravity and G force which I really enjoyed. All the cadets got along from both Squadrons and there were many laughs to be had, I have met some very nice people today and hope to go again on the next chance I may get.”